Category Parenting

Tales of the Tantrum-expected

Today I experienced what I am going to call a ‘running tantrum’ This raised the bar tantrum-wise from a throw-yourself-on-the-floor-screaming to a run-as-fast-as-you-can-while-screaming-and-losing-it. Why was he losing it? We were in the North Harbour Reserve and he wanted to climb on the rocks that tumble down into the sea. I did not want him to […]

Confessions of a baking virgin

Yesterday I baked my first ever cup cakes for The Boy’s 2nd birthday picnic. These represent my first attempt to bake cakes.  I am finally a qualified ‘proper mum.’ I learned some stuff. All cup cakes are not created equal (why do some rise unevenly, some burst?) Cup cake cases and muffin cases aren’t the […]

Run, Toddler, Run

The other day I took The Boy to our local Stocklands. The Norwegian was getting a massage, and I’d done the grocery shopping and had just let The Boy free from the child seat on the trolley. I had his sticker book and a supply of raspberries. I sat on the sofa chairs outside Mandarin […]

Mamamia! Here we go again

I recently did a guest post on Mamamia.com as part of post natal depression awareness week. What do you think? http://www.mamamia.com.au/mamamia-cares/post-natal-depression-awareness-week-2/

The curious incident of the elephant salute

Last week I took The Boy to the zoo again. We’ve been teaching him the animals and to help him we’ve been doing baby signs (or our version of them) to go along with the words. His favourites is the elephant which we do with a big floppy arm wave for the trunk, along with […]